Skip to comments.Bitter Cold Spreads Across Much of U.S.
Posted on 02/19/2006 7:31:59 PM PST by FairOpinion
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Feb 19, 2006 (AP) Utility crews worked Sunday to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses from Michigan to Maine following a weekend winter storm, while slick roads and heavy winds were blamed for several deadly accidents.
As far south as Texas, ice and freezing rain canceled dozens of flights over the weekend at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, including 85 American Airlines flights, according to a company spokesman.
Little Rock, Ark., had a Sunday morning low of 18. Farther west, Alliance, Neb., bottomed out at 8 below, the National Weather Service said.
In the Upper Midwest, the 8 a.m. reading of 2 below zero at Duluth, Minn., combined with 17 mph wind for a wind chill of 23 below.
A reading of 18 below was recorded in Allagash, Maine, while temperatures dipped to a low of 10 degrees in Rochester and wind of up to 17 mph made it feel like almost 10 below zero, weather service said.
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Bush's fault, plus global warming and I am sure Karl Rove is mixed up in there somehow.
Ah the fruits of global warming...
Why is cold "bitter"? I can't taste it. Why isn't it bitterly hot in the summer time?
Yeah. All this global warming is about to freeze me to death. lol
Of course it's Global Warming.
NO MATTER WHAT the weather is, it's evidence of man-made Global Warmning.
It's the Perfect theory.
They just powered up that energy plant in Iraq...I think it was made by Halliburton. There you are!
I see Karl Rove has successfully repaired the Ice Age machine. He should keep the Glacier Melting machine on and let the two fight it out.
I wonder if it has anything to do with it being February.
February made me shiver
with every paper I deliver
bad news on the doorstep
I could not take one more step
(Posted by Fred Nerks on another thread)
ST. AGNES EveAh, bitter chill it was!
The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold;
The hare limpd trembling through the frozen grass,
And silent was the flock in woolly fold:
Numb were the Beadsmans fingers, while he told
His rosary, and while his frosted breath,
Like pious incense from a censer old,
Seemd taking flight for heaven, without a death,
Past the sweet Virgins picture, while his prayer he saith.
--Keats, "St. Agnes Eve"
Whew, just back from a weekend in northern MI, we got about 2' of snow, it was -10 degrees without the wind - and it was howling. Wild turkeys frozen into the trees, brutal.
WRONG. It's that friggin groundhog.
This is no more evidence of a lack of global warming as a warming event is for global warming.
If you had a fair minded attitude you would know that one arctic blast means nothing.
Oregon is in a midst of a cold spell as well with us breaking a record low in Salem by 3 degrees last night, however, we have had a very mild winter(again) and the avg snowfall that the valley floor has seen has gone down to less than 2 inches a year compared to 36 inches a year in the 50's.
Global temps are on the rise. The dispute is whether or not the human impact means anything or this is just cycles that our planet goes through. One in which I have determined through much reading is in fact a cycle in which the planet would go through without us. Even if we are causing it perhaps it's the fire and brimstone death to the human race that God has called for.
Either way, try and temper your ignorance with the use of facts.
He's right. It must be the global warming. (/sarcasm)
It was four degrees in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland last night, and my little boy, a newly-fledged Boy Scout, went on his first camping trip. Fortunately his scoutmasters are Army Rangers so everybody survived, fingers and toes intact. I am so pleased and proud.
our first winter in michigan was brutal!
the wind chill temps were minus 60! ouch!
no washing the car, it would freeze shut.
kids were out of school because it was too
cold to stand and wait at the bus stops.
That's great! I am glad your little boy had his first tough adventure and came through it unharmed. I am sure that will give him confidence in the future, that he can survive, which is good.
I'm so thankful for my beloved blankie! Anything below fifty and I just can't stand it!
LOL! It's a beauty! But where's the EARTHQUAKE SWITCH?
Did they already have the little red thingamajig that pops out when they are done cooking??? ;-)
We are used to changing weather...but that's a bit much!
That's quite a change in temperatures within a few days.
Poem appropriate to the weather but not the month. Feast day of Agnes is January 21.
Another fitting poem (for the weather) is the beginning of T.S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi" "A cold coming we had of it..."
Thanks. I'm also glad he survived his first experience of having a machine gun pulled on him. Apparently the scouts went for a hike after midnight in an effort to keep the blood circulating, and went far enough to stray close to Camp David. Some of the black-clad guards stepped out from behind trees, guns drawn, and demanded to know what they thought they were doing there. Kid thought it was cool.
This is no more evidence of a lack of global warming as a warming event is for global warming.
Boy you can say that again. Its very clear no global warming.
LOL! I went to a summer camp not too far from there when I was a kid for a few years.
Always wanted to go harrass the Camp David folks :-)
.....or the tsunami lever, or the shield that prevents the NY Yankees from winning the World Series despite record payrolls.
They should have asked us to design that machine!
Where are you in Iowa? I'm going to Iowa City at the end of the month and am afraid I'll freeze if the current temps keep up. Wasn't it about -15 w/the windchill?!!
In any article on global warming or cooling I cannot believe they never address the glacial ages and why they came and went. It wasn't the SUVs I am certain. Half of North America was covered with a sheet of ice. I give Mother Nature more credit than I do man for climate variations.
"Not down here in the Clearwater, FL area! I'm out on my screened porch and its dropped to 67 degrees. "
Rub it in for those poor souls suffering in below zero temperatures! ;)
I am in CA and it's been around 60 today, and I restrained myself from making those freezing their noses off, feel bad -- no wonder CA & FL real estate is high and is going to stay that way. A lot of people who survive that winter, won't want to go through another one.
Like Spock said: "bitter dregs."
With the windchill it was at least that...we had a windchill warning for up to twenty below the other day! I'm in the central Iowa area...a little West of Iowa City.
It looks like it will warm up over the next week (into the 30's at least). But most of Jan and Feb have been wonderfully warm; 50's and 60's many days.
Be sure to check the forecast on TWC's website before you leave so you'll know what to pack. This time of year can be very unpredictable! We sometimes have temperature drops of 20 or 30 degrees during the day if a front moves through.
It was a balmy 22 today...Hooray!
Ha!!! Lot's you know! Who do ya think bribed the groundhog!!!
Then aside from annoying hurricanes we have spiders that you can actually hear running across your wall. We don't use flyswatters for bugs around here we use RPGs.
In Guadalajara, MX they use lead drain plugs to keep out the roaches - doesn't work here 'cause the bastids have wings! They're called Palmetto Bugs in polite company but they're just roaches with wings, Trust me.
Oh and 9 months out of the year plan on sweating as you walk to your car between AC refuges. Gardening? Can you spell heat stroke? Down here if you take off enough clothing to cool off you'll be arrested! Come on down! Buy my property. Please!
I don't know what it is, but I'm in eastern upstate NY and this is the first winter I ever remember with no snow. Instead, my neighbor's fence blew into my backyard and two old pines are down in my daughter's backyard. We didn't lose power, but the other side of town did. Trees down everywhere, grocery stores closed for lack of power, major highways closed. We've only ever had one windstorm that was equal to what we had the other day and that was 1989, I think. Winds were 30-70 mph and 143 on top of Stratton. Needless to say, my grandson's ski trip was canceled for the second week in a row. Last week it was heavy rain and this week it was the wind. Usually February has us with at least two feet of snow on the ground and 4/5 ft. snowbanks. This year, there isn't a flake to be found.
Geez... Bush better cut it out! He's just getting too powerful. : )
Don't forget Haliburton. /sarc
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
Cheney shot Mother Nature!
Winter in Iowa.
When I was living in Iowa in 1957. We had a week in winter when night temperatures went down to 26 or 27f below zero. Daytime temperatures did not go above 21 below.
When I moved East we would have winter temperature a little below zero and in the 0 to 15 range. It has not been getting that cold for the past decade.
"W" can't have all the fun.
God saved some for himself! ! ! !
LOL! And here I thought my family were the only ones (that looks funny.. English grammar is annoying :P) crazy enough to think 20-30F was balmy! Back in Nevada, it wasn't unusual for night-time temps to hover around -5 to 15.. from about late October to March-April. Brrr. No wonder I'm a blanket hog :P
But here in Washington state, we've been having what feels like a cold snap - wouldn't be surprised if the current temp was around 20.. In fact, I'll check... Hm, I was close. 25F. Still cold. Rather warm, comparitively, but I'm rather a bit too sensitive to cold for my own good. As proved by the eight or nine blankets I have on my bed. Hey, I said I'm a blanket hog, didn't I? Hehe.
It was nice and warm Saturday - went to water my grandparents dog and kept stopping in the patches of sunlight and wanting to curl up like a cat cuz it felt so nice. Mind you, it was rather a bit more frigid in the shadows. Of course, I wasn't wearing a jacket.. for which over-sight (under-sight, perhaps? :D) I called myself an idiot. Oh well.
Personally.. I rather doubt we'll ever be fully able to predict coming weather for any amount of time beyond perhaps a 50-70% accuracy rate until/unless we somehow learn planet-wide climate control. But that's rather a bit too much out of a sci-fi book for my tastes, thank you very much. Oh well, guess I'll just have to continue hogging the blankets. :D
That sounds British but I like it.
10.7 F at Casa de ElTianti on Sunday morning (2/19/06), in Ellicott City, MD.
I can see you read only what you want to read.
You might of miss the part where 3 feet of snow no longer falls on the Northwest.